Cultivate resilience with mindfulness & self-care
You have probably heard it before: stress is toxic. Stress ages us. Stress leads to chronic pain and health problems. Stress leads to illness. Stress makes us irritated, depressed, anxious, impulsive, and downright unhappy. But we need something more than knowing stress is bad for us – we need to know what to do about the stress in our lives.
We address that need at Skyterra. Setting aside life's obligations and committing to a personal retreat is the first step. Once you're here, not only will you have the opportunity to unplug, relax, and breathe easy, you will also learn about the stress response, the factors that affect it, and techniques for managing your own response to stress.
Stress management education & activities
A possible day at Skyterra offers a well-rounded blend of classes and activities. The weekly schedule varies depending on the season, weather, and needs of our in-house guests. A selection of classes and activities that support stress management are listed below. (For example only; all classes and activities are subject to change.)
This experiential class combines both lecture and practical techniques like mindfulness, meditation, and body/breath awareness. We will discuss how to balance the demands of modern life and simultaneously cultivate your natural capacity to actively care for yourself. You’ll discover peace of mind and how breath awareness can help you become more mindful, alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve overall quality of life.
We've all heard how bad stress is for us, yet most of us live pressured lives with numerous demands. Discover the correlation between resilience and mindset and how the power of mindfulness can increase our ability to live in acceptance. After this presentation, you will begin to allow stress rather than avoid it and learn to live a life that is aligned with your values.
Crafting Your Life
Create a meaningful blueprint for your life that’s aligned with what’s most important to you. In this writing workshop we will use life coaching skills to identify what you want to achieve in your life and focus on the call-to-action steps that are needed to make your dreams your reality.
Are you tired of never fulfilling your healthy intentions? Fed up with setting goals that only go well for weeks or months and then end abruptly? Learn how to set your goals to the now and uncover your emotional why for sustained motivation.
Planning Your Journey
There are many aspects of wellness, and our program covers them all. This essential, empowering, and informative planning session provides the foundation for everything you’ll learn during your stay. The Skyterra Wellness program and philosophy are based on progressive, research-driven recommendations; it honors the connection between all dimensions/domains of wellness. Come plan your journey with us – be supported and inspired for long-term health and wellness.
With all of life’s challenges, it’s common to feel like there’s little time or energy left for yourself at the end of the day (especially if you are a caregiver of any kind). This class will explore the necessity of prioritizing self-care in your life so you can have healthier relationships, increased energy, and a self-care plan for moments when you need comfort the most.
This is an easy going, gently-guided group to cultivate and share perspectives and experiences with fellow guests at Skyterra. This safe space is held to gain insight, give and receive emotional support and promote community and cohesion amongst our guests.
Tired all the time? Do you need to improve your sleeping habits? Truth is, sleep matters. We are living in a world of go, go, go and are constantly stimulated by our environment and life stressors. No matter your age or how busy life may seem, maintaining a consistent and high quality sleep routine is essential for optimal health. This lecture will dive into the importance of sleep and how to effectively create behavior change.
Collage is an artistic technique used to gathering and curating images in a creative and inspiring manner to inspire you. The creative process offers wisdom by engaging in the right side of the brain and you can simultaneously have fun while doing it. No art experience necessary.
Body Image Workshop
A discussion on body image will occur prior to a variety of creative tasks to explore one’s relationship to how they feel about their body. Healing one’s body image is an important part of the wellness journey as true change happens on the inside.
Using clay can be grounding and therapeutic as this earthly technique allows you to explore and create. Emphasis is placed on process and relaxation. No art experience necessary.
Kirtan is a simple, powerful form of meditation. If you struggle with learning to quiet the mind, this chanting mantra meditation is for you. This effortless practice nurtures inner joy. Through singing and chanting, you’ll practice love and devotion to your highest self.
We offer several opportunities for various types of guided meditation. Our daily Connect class starts and ends the day with breathing exercises, meditation, light stretching, and honoring unplugged space.
The health benefits from practicing mindfulness and spending time in nature are immense; ranging from weight loss, better sleep, to decreased depression and anxiety. If you are wondering how to begin a practice like this, join us to discover simple steps that you can add to your life right away.
Experience the relaxing effects of meditating by the natural beauty of one of our waterfalls here on campus. This beginner-friendly walking and sitting practice will teach you elements of meditation.
Yoga Nidra Meditation
Also known as “yogic sleep,” yoga nidra is a meditation practice that nurtures physical and emotional healing. This deep state of conscious rest helps you de-stress and to sleep better. It can also evoke a sense of clarity and nourish an understanding of your higher purpose.
Stress management resources
We understand it can be difficult to find authentic, real-life advice and techniques for dealing with stress and navigating through the many issues it presents. These articles, videos, and additional resources come directly from our team of experts. For more, contact us, book your stay, or follow Skyterra Wellness on social media.